Lindsey Vonn wins season-opening downhill race in Alberta


St. Paul native Lindsey Vonn scored her 12th career World Cup victory at Lake Louise in Alberta, Canada, Friday, The Associated Press reported.

The season-opening victory renewed Vonn's desire to race against men at Lake Louise.

According to The AP, Vonn said, that when you want to race the men, "you can't really not win the women's races."

Vonn competed in Aspen, Colo., last week, but she wanted to be in Alberta for the men's downhill competition.

The International Ski Federation rejected her bid early last month to compete against men.

Vonn, a gold medal winner in the downhill in the 2010 Winter Olympics and four-time overall World Cup champion, is resuming competition after being hospitalized for "severe intestinal pain" last month.

She reportedly was forced to skip a training run Thursday after more stomach pain.

The 28-year-old skier will race another downhill Saturday and again in the super-G on Sunday.

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